I Wanna Save the Ship

Creators: Artimax, Chrisay, Princeoflight, AlejoFangamer, RandomErik

Average Rating
9.2 / 10
Average Difficulty
53.4 / 100
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Adventure (11) Needle (1) Gimmick (4) Boss (6) metroidvania (2) SourPls (1) IWT (5)


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Creator's Comments:

Artimax [Creator]
I Wanna Save the Ship is a classic-styled adventure game that has all you'd want and more. After being a year and a half in development, it features classic video game worlds, a charming and lighthearted story, A-lister voice acting, memorable and unique bosses, no bottom-of-the-barrel traps, and countless creative gimmicks, all at a friendly and comfortable difficulty. If you have just gotten into fangames or are a veteran, this hand-crafted masterpiece will be a game you won't soon forget.

Patchnotes since the I Wanna Tourney version:

-Various Kamek boss tweaks
-Turtle shell collision detection issues patched (you won't die if you jump on two enemies at once)
-The magical upwards attack has been improved
-First attack of the Vocaroid better telegraphed
-Softlock in Megaman stage patched
-First screen has more of a tutorial
-Final death count is displayed in different text colours based on death count
-Metroid area item location improved
-Doors added to the Metroid area map
-Megaman stage has bullet blockers
-In Metroid, there are now signs that hint at doors that require special weapons
-Final boss save that deletes on impossible bug patched
-A sign now explains autofire in Metroid stage

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Rating: N/A       Difficulty: N/A
Dec 13, 2021

31 Reviews:

A real class act of an adventure game. This reminds me of everything I liked about fangames since I first started playing them: reference culture, funny gags, production value, and gameplay variety. Not many games do it as well as this one, especially now that most "adventure" games are secretly needle games in disguise.

Anyway, this game is awesome. It follows a pretty similar structure to the marathon games and even has the gall to bring back metroid, though I suspect that it was a bit better in this game. Not to say that plasma's stage was no good, I actually really like the one in Find a Cure, but it had some difficulty issues and it was a bit too big for its own good. This one is a little more reasonable in scope and also demands less from the player. It's a little bit on the shorter side for an adventure game in this style, but it's still got some good stuff to sink your teeth into. The story is amusing, the voice acting is charming (though not quite oscar-worthy), and the design of the hub world and each of the stages is solidly good. I got a bit frustrated at two of the bosses in particular, but that might have been because I was trying to minimize my deaths for the I Wanna Tourney. I suspect that they are less stressful when you're just playing it for fun.

That's about all the comments I have. I'd highly recommend this game if you're a fan of "back to basics" adventure games, or just want a nice fun game to play for an afternoon.
In short: more fangames like this, please.

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Tagged as: Adventure Gimmick Boss
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Rating: 8.8 88       Difficulty: 56 56
Dec 13, 2021
Easily one of the best adventure games this year for me. Just an impressive combination of production value, great references, and a comfortable difficulty level that elevates this game above most others I've seen in recent memory. This game is a great showcase of what elements make an adventure game great and hopefully more makers will follow suit. Games like this remind me of what attracted me to fangames in the first place.

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Tagged as: Adventure
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Rating: 9.7 97       Difficulty: 55 55
Dec 13, 2021
just play it.

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Rating: 10.0 100       Difficulty: 55 55
Dec 20, 2021
Awesome game, I usually don't play many adventure games but this one was really fun, heavily recommend.
The highlight was Chrisay area for me, very creative design.

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Rating: 10.0 100       Difficulty: 55 55
Mar 2, 2022
道中難度適中,融合了很多元素,相對來說有一定可玩性。前幾個Boss戰難度同樣也比較適中,適合大多數玩家遊玩。銀河戰士關卡道中比find a cure的要容易得多。

I just played from the beginning until the boss battle in Metroid level.
The difficulty of stage is moderate, it integrates many elements, and is relatively playable. The difficulty of the first few boss battles is also relatively moderate, suitable for most players to play. Metroid level is much easier than "i wanna find a cure".
Metroid Boss Battle is really not very friendly (The hardest one) for players with average level, less flexible thinking, and weak time limit. I am a type of player with weak time limit, so this is what I think is a demerit program.

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Tagged as: Adventure Gimmick Boss IWT
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Rating: 7.5 75       Difficulty: 60 60
Dec 21, 2021